Hammer follow

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by tomill, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. tomill

    tomill New Member

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    Good day to you all. I am experiencing hammer follow on my RIA Gvt. She is old, back when Twin Peaks imported them say 10-11 years ago. She is stock and I am now experiencing hammer follow. I already replaced the sear spring ( the three legged one under the mainspring housing). I used a Colt spring and still have the same results. I am not a gunsmith so cutting the sear and/or hammer is out. Should I replace both or take it to the smith? Thanks for all your support and experience.
     
  2. Greg_E

    Greg_E New Member

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    If you aren't familiar with replacing the fire control system then take it to a gunsmith! In some cases just a few strokes on a stone or with a file will turn a sear into a piece of scrap metal. You can definitely hurt or kill yourself or someone else. Thanks for asking. Some parts are drop in, but if you have to adjust or fit something you are playing with fire...literally.
     

  3. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    The metal used in the earlier RIAs were not to today's standards.

    There are several causes for such a problem.
    The sear spring (left finger) is the one that keeps pressure on the sear, check that.
    The mating surfaces of the sear and hammer may not be correct (as stated by Greg_E).
    Parts could be wearing.

    When was recoil spring changed? Consider changing that too.
     
  4. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    The sear spring position- very ez to get it in wrong position-^^^
     
  5. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Hey it's a RIA.....call them with your issue and let them tell you what to do.

    My money is on them telling you to send it in on warranty.

    Yea 10+ years....maybe not the first buyer...let them turn you down, not the other way around!